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. nbc news reports the obama white house has known for at least three years that millions of americans would in fact lose their preferred health insurance plans because of obama care. this comes as more people call for hhs secretary kathleen sebelius to step down over this, but i say it's way over time to hold president obama accountable. the buck stops there. he ought to show some back bone and not just blame his underlings. and there's talk about the fed using the inflation rate. we have alan greenspan to talk about that policy and talk about the current state of the economy. our other special guest will be former florida governor jeb bush. i'm going to ask him about the civil war in the republican party and how to solve it. all that and more on a special edition of "the kudlow report." we are live from washington, d.c. tonight and we begin right now. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." we are live, 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific time. we are in washington, d.c. top stories, continuing failure that is obama care tops the news tonight. we b
nelson of florida calling the obama carolout inexcusable. he told the white house to fire whoever is responsible for the barely functional website on which the obama administration spent hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. congressman rick nolan of minnesota, another democrat, effectively told the president to grow up and take ownership of the obama care mess and to fix it. congressman nolan told president obama to quote, man up, let us know who is responsible and who was in charge here and fire them. and tonight, the liberal national media seems less comfortable with the obama administration. the new york times defending health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, white placing the blame on the obama care disaster clear on the president. the washington post featured a front-page article today on the already-failing on the health care co-ops. created by the government to provide competition for the major corporate insurers. even the cbs and nbc anchors reporting the grim news for this administration. that they usually support and shield from such news. >> as we ha
the obama white house has been dealing not only with the website crash but also a new offering from edward snowden. a major spanish newspaper reporting today that the american spy agency may have been listening to at least 60 million phone calls in spain. this week two representatives from german chancellor angela merkel will visit washington. their leader is calling for talks about the nsa's reach after reports she was too big brothered by uncle sam. >> clearly damage has been done. i think we have to evaluate whether the costs of the method of gathering some intelligence greatly exceeds the benefit of that intelligence. >> joining me right now is north carolina republican congresswoman renee ellmers, a member of the house and energy commerce committee which is overseeing hearings on capitol hill into the federal health care website. congresswoman, it's great to have you with me. you had your chance to speak to the contractors last week and we have kathleen sebelius in the hot seat this week. what are the first questions that you want to ask of the secretary? >> well, what i'd like to kno
care debacle continues, and a story just breaking tonight. nbc news reports the obama white house has known for at least three years that millions of americans would in fact lose their preferred health insurance plans because of obama care. this comes as more people call for hhs secretary kathleen sebelius to step down over this, but i say it's way over time to hold president obama accountable. the buck stops there. he ought to show some back bone and not just blame his underlings. and there's talk about the
, the white house did leak a story to the wall street journal, suggesting that president obama had no idea that europeans were being surveilled. he immediately stopped the debugging of angela merkel's phone at least, if not other european leaders, but push back in the german media that not only the did president obama november of the spying on merkel but approved of it, going directly to the white house bypassing security. >> thank you very much. meanwhile, president obama helping to officially welcome his new fbi director. he watched as james comey was formally installed as the bureau's leader. comey took over for robert mueller. the president praising comey for his work. >> jim has dedicated his life to defending our laws. to make sure that all americans can trust our justice system to protect their rights and their well-being. it's just about impossible to find a matter of justice he has not tackled, and it's harnlg -- hard to imagine somebody who is more uniquely qualified to cover all of it. >> blocked senior u.s. officials from getting john ashcroft to authorize that program that bus
's prime minister nawasa sharif is at the white house for his first face-to-face meeting with president obama. one of the issues on the table is the use of drones in pakistan. we'll talk about drone strikes, u.s. national security policy and pakistani american relations. but first this background. >> this young girl has never received an explanation of the drone strike that killed her grandmother who was picking vegetables in a large family field. >> killed in a drone strike that appears to be directed at her. her grandchildren recounted in painful detail the moment when she was blown into pieces in front of their very eyes. >> reporter: this is familiar i.d. card is all that they have left of the 68-year-old grandmother, the victim of an alleged u.s. drone attack in pakistan. her killing is just one example used at a press conference in washington, d.c. where two high profile human rights organizations teamed up to issue dual reports of victims of u.s. drone strikes specifically in pakistan and yemen. the story is far from an isolated incident. >> u.s. drone assisted strike killed 12 p
. >>> the man who was once in charge of technology for the obama white house is now a heavyweight in silicon valley and is weighing in on the plagued obama care website. he faults the government, saying they built the website with a 1960s architecture. >> this is a case where decisions were made to actually implement and custom build everything rather than saying you know, who does this best on the planet, whether it's companies like amazon or google that can scale with billions of users and unfortunately, what the status quo favors is people who have a ph.d. in how the procurement process works rather than innovation. >> no internet in the '60s but you get what we're seeing. the most recent glitch on the obama care website has been resolved. we're told the application and enrollment tools are back up and running but the system did crash sunday when a data center operated by a verizon subsidiary shut down, leaving consumers unable to apply online for coverage or determine their eligibility for federal subsidies. this outage is just the latest to hit the troubled site since its
had a veried about election in november -- very bad election in november if you were the obama white house or democrats. but after that we had been in a very tough situation, yet i had been privileged to be part of working out a compromise deal in the lame duck that probably didn't make anybody, or definitely didn't make anybody entirely happy, didn't make us and many democrats happy because we extended some of the tax relief at the top that we didn't think were the most fiscally responsible thing to do but we did it in a context where we extended long-term unalignment. middle class tax relief and a new payroll tax cut. and we surprised markets and growth was actually lifted up a half percent almost everywhere. beginning of 2011 i think we were looking at 3% growth. i understand things happen right after that, i barely remembered where the bathroom was when you had both the developments in the middle east raising gas prices, you had the unprecedent eed natural disaster in japan that had a much, much deeper and more harmful on the global economy than anyone expected. those are the thi
that president obama only found out this summer after the white house launched an internal review of n.s.a. surveillance. he said this. >> i don't have an interest. the people of the n.s.a. don't have an interest in doing anything other than making sure where we can prevent a terrorist attack. >> the united states say they is stop spying on merkel and will not do it in the future but the "wall street journal" reports that programs targeting other world leaders are operating and the leaks which stem from information from former n.s.a. contract edward snowden keep coming. two spanish newspapers say the n.s.a. monitored 60 million phone calls in spain just in one month. in washington, dc, mixed reaction. >> this notion that we are going after each other on what is really legitimate protection of nation state interest is, i think, disingenuous. >> we have repair work to do and i think we have hard questions we need to ask of the nasa about what is really happening in this program. >> talk ministers are in washington for meetings with lawmakers and administration officials. the surveillance
everyone, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. white house questions what president obama knew about tapping the german chancellor's telephone and european representatives in washington demanding answers about america's spy program. >>> a judge strikes down parts of a controversial state law. >>> surviving superstorm sandy. the cost to open ellis island and the new protection to prevent disaster from a similar storm.
's leader, but did president obama know. not according to white house officials who told "the wall street journal" the president was unaware of targeting of foreign leaders until this summer's leaks by edward snowden. the white house response followed a report in germany's newspaper asserting president obama was personally briefed on the merkel situation three years ago by snow director keith alexander and signed off on it. so did the president know or did he, like most everyone else, learn about the allegations by picking up a paper? during last month's g-20 in st. petersburg, the president brushed aside nsa allegations laid out in, quote, newspapers. >> part of the problem here is we get these through the press and then i've got to go back and find out what's going on with respect to these particular allegations. i don't subscribe to all these newspapers. although i think the nsa does, now at least. >> this morning the president and several newspapers readers woke up to the news that the u.s. has been spying on another ally, spain and that the nsa monitored 60 million spanish phone call
to the wall street journey, this is the main way the obama administration communicates with us to the press and to the world despite their crackdown on whistle blowers. the fact that president obama knew nothing and it was a review that took place in the white house that 35 world leaders were being surveyed, including angela merkel. as soon as he saw that he stopped the surveillance on angela merkel. if you're not a world leader you're not out of the woods, apparently. but in reports in the german media as early as 2010 the director of national security recreation told mr. obama personally that ms. merkel's phone was being tapped. president obama not only allowed that to continue, but any intelligence from that surveillance went directly to the white house, and didn't even go through the nsa. certainly there is push back from the white house. owofficials from the obama administration saying there is nothing on the records there. and fundamental questions are being raised about president obama's knowledge of all this, and if he doesn't know, why doesn't he know about this. >> it seems a face
, the white house claims, without president obama's knowledge. >>> u.s. ambassador to spain called on the carpet in madrid. today on capitol hill european union officials demanded answers from chairman of the house intelligence committee. >> i think confidence is damaged. we've identified some questions. therefore, we are -- have to work hard that confidence is established. >> what does this all mean for president obama's relationships with world leaders going forward. on six minute top cia officials talks about the fallout from the edward snowden leaks. >> this is the most serious leak, most serious compromise in the u.s. intelligence committee. >> because of the amount of it and the type. >> the amount and the type. >> website reboot. secretary of hhs kathleen sebelius faces questions on capitol hill wednesday after went down over the weekend adding fuel to the criticism and more fodder for snl. >> i have a number of friendly tips to help you deal with those problems. for example, have you tried restarting your computer. sometimes it helps to turn the computer off
, they will be meeting with white house officials, and one big question is what did president obama know and when. a european union delegation is in d.c. this morning to meet with white house aides and members of congress. they're expressing outrage at reports the nsa has been eavesdropping on as many as 35 world leaders. >> i think we have repair work to do, and i think we have hard questions we need to ask of the nsa about what's really happening in this program. >> reporter: the visit comes on the heels of a german newspaper which says the u.s. listened in on angel a merkel's phone calls since 1992. the obama administration denies it saying news reports claiming otherwise are not true but some members of congress are not skeptical. >> remembers, the nsa works for the president. it's a question of did the president want to hear what angela merkel is saying because through his national security adviser he knew or should have known. >> reporter: others say the white house has to answer to no one. >> i think the president should stop apologizing, stop being defensi defensive. the reality is the ns
will be speaking and president obama simultaneously to massachusetts, they implemented something to obama care in 2007-2008. white house advisers say we're okay here. we expect most signups to happen in later months. if you take the example of massachusetts, only 123 people signed up in the first month. that's .3% of the entirety of the signups there. there are other issues that are frustrating americans, including sticker shock. a lot of americans who believe they could keep their present plan, because they do not meet the minimum standards required by the president's health care law, are forced to have their plan canceled or changed or some say they simply can't afford the affordable care act. we've spoken to some families, because of the new rirpts, new laws, we can no offer your current policy. this individual tells us that the closest comparable plan available from an then blue cross is 65% more. another family in north carolina says the plan they are most likely being forced toward is going to cost them $1208 a month. that's a 430% increase over what they were presently paying. >> with a
and we will see you, well, about 9:00. ♪ lou: today is historically important for president obama. his administration today appeared to accept responsibility for a mistake. white house press secretary jay carney today admitted obamacare will cause some americans to lose their current health care insurance. much more to come. i am lou dobbs. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. the obama administration finally admitting that the president was wrong to claim that americans could keep their health care insurance if they so as to define obamacare. there admission comes as the white house is faced with evidence that hundreds of thousands of americans, perhaps millions will be receiving cancellation notices for their current insurance for not meeting obamacare requirements. first it was the president's former top adviser david axelrod to admitted not everyone will be able to keep their current insurance because of obamacare. then the president's spokesman, jay carney, acknowledged what he refused to admit for years. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry asked the question that
time to be cut. murray hopes to practice medicine again. >> the white house is still dealing with fallout from america tapping the phones of dozens of international leaders. the latest debate is what president obama knew of the monitoring, when he knew it, and when it was stopped. if at all. now the latest from washington, dc. >> the outrage is growing. american allies away the world are furious about claims of united states spying. >> the secrets revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, with mexico, with the other countries. >> this morning, the obama administration is managing the fallout in a statement officials say the white house is reviewing the way america gathers intelligence to account for the security concerns of united states citizens and allies. the "wall street journal" reported that the white house cut off some monitoring programs after learning of them including the one tracking german chancellor merkel. the germans are enraged. headlines this weekend that the united states has been listening to her cell phone since 200
the obamacare website, causing online enrollment for all 50 states. white house denies president obama knew big about the u.s. spying on germany's chancellor, saying it stop ad secret program to monitor foreign leaders over the summer. >>> new revelations about the deadly terror attack on our consulate in because gauze. it is all happening now. jon: well another government shutdown to tell you about on this monday but this time not on purpose. the health care website suffers a network failure over the weekend. welcome to "happening now", i'm jon scott. jenna: hope you had a great weekend of the great to see you on this monday. i'm jenna lee. the latest crash comes as congress prepares to grill health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius about the botched rollout at the federal insurance exchange. lawmakers want to know how such crippling technical problems went unnoticed before the website launch on october -- october the 1st. yesterday's blackout is being blamed on an outside contractor, tara mark, subsidiary of verizon. they said it had a network failure that impacted a number of cl
in the majority they say no, no, no. look, we are -- with president obama in the white house, they said our mission is not to work with him. from the beginning as cynthia pointed out, from the beginning they pointed out their mission is to oppose every single thing. i've got news for laura ingraham and the other guys, they're there to solve problems. they're there to fix things. they're not there to block things. that started with newt gingrich and the congress and has been wrong ever since. >> you know, cynthia, last week president obama renewed his push for immigration reform. listen to this. >> everybody knows that our current immigration system is broken. across the political spectrum, people understand that. we've known it for years. let's not wait. it doesn't get easier to just put it off. let's do it now. let's not delay. let's get this done. and let's do it in a bipartisan fashion. >> and what do you know, cynthia? days later marco rubio backs away from the immigration bill that he worked on. i mean, is he jumping ship because he doesn't want to help president obama succeed? if obam
on information from edward snowden, following allegations that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. the white house denies that. congressman peter king and former vice president dick chaney said the u.s. should stop apologising for the nsa surveillancism. >> overall intelligence is important and need to be preserved. >> the reality is the nsa saved thousands of lives, not just in the united states, but france and germany and throughout europe. the french are ones to talk - the fact is they've carried out spying against the united states - both government and industry. >> jeanne shaheen of new hampshire takes a different stance, calling on the nsa to come clean about surveillance programs. >> i think the revelations from edward snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, with mexico, with the other countries where the suggestion is that we've listened in. we have repair twork do. we have hard questions we need to ask of the nsa about what is happening in the program. >> meanwhile -
obama promised but republicans are saying this is part of national security. and the white house struck an interesting tone too. the president said we're going to try to roll these back and look at best practices and scale these back but he also said every country does this and wants to do this but we scoop up a lot more information so we get criticized. that's not a great rational that other countries look at and take to heart. the president has to strike a better tone. >> it's safe to say david, because this is nothing new, would you say that other countries probably have similar communication tools in place to find out what's happening here in the u.s.? that probably is the case? >> possibly but i'm not sure that it's as sophisticated. we may take better precautions but i'm sure that other countries are trying to do it. absolutely. the other question is as the president says our techniques and practices may be at a higher level. again, i'm not sure that's going to go over well in a place like europe. this is a place in jered magerme the president has spoke twice now talking about goo
obama care is unpopular. but i think the white house is going to quite reasonably hold off for a little while before making decisions about a delay. they also have an ability to effectively delay the mandate without an act of congress. it is a thing for show for congress to talk about delaying the mandate. if it needs delayed for this reason, the white house can do it on its own. >> it's a weird denamic, you have senator manchin from a red state that would benefit dispro positi portion natalie, same with ted cruz. go ahead. >> big things are hard to do. federalism is hard because we end up having up to 50 different approaches to things. there's a lot of reasons why we do it this way. this law not working perfectly was crafted partly to allow for experimentation of the state level. take a look at what kentucky is doing. they've had real success there on the left. their state level site as compared to maryland which is struggle as we know the federal government is also struggling. which makes sense when you -- still keep an eye on everything in the states and time to play out? >> ideally,
, either president obama is shaving the truth a little and he did know in some way the white house said that the head of the nsa, keith alexander, did not previous him. perhaps someone else did. so either he's not telling it the whole truth or he had no idea which means his aides are keeping him in the dark. that raises questions of whether he's in an ivory tower, doesn't have a handle on what's going on. so that raises a lot of questions about his leadership, his administration, and i think when you look at what the allies are thinking, they're asking those questions, as well. >> elyse, just a quick follow up here. are there any allies the white house going back to them saying we share intelligence. this is a good thing for everybody. perhaps we've gone too far in listening in on personal cell phone calls but this is to protect all of our allies when it comes to going against these terrorist plots figuring out where that leads to, that this protects everyone? >> well, there is an element of everybody does it, suzanne. but at the same time, when you say everybody does it it, it's like a
listening to calls and reading e-mail for years. white house said president obama didn't know about it. the deep dive into the relationship between two men known by three letters. w and the vp. the tension that ended their term together gotten better or worse in the last five years? good morning from washington. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. get to my first reads of the morning. with eight days before election day, democrats in virginia are setting sights on their first sweep of statewide offices since 1989 as new jersey governor chris christie goes for a transformational blowout, pulling out all the stops to break maybe even 60%. unheard of for a republican in that state. a string of polls show that terry mcauliffe is several points ahead of his republican rival, ken cuccinelli. the question is what it will lock like on november 5th. he brought in the big dog, long time friend and former president you may know by the name of bill clinton. boost turn out particularly among african-american voters in college towns. on sunday, clinton kicked off a four-day, nine-city tour
to criticize the entire plan yet again. nbc 5 bay area says the white house is promising the website will be fixed by the end of the month. >> reporter: not even on his way to church could president obama avoid the biggest question in washington. whether the obama care website be fixed by the end of next month as now promised? >> come on, guys, we're going to church. >> this sermon focused on humility. after a week in which the president's signature should have been under relentless fire. >> the real critical issue is when it comes time to schedule your grand nor's cancer virge what will happen them. >> reporter: ohio's republican governor said he doesn't like obama care but he'll take $14 pl in mental health. >> i'm not going to ignore veterans or the working poor people on my watch. >> reporter: the governor of neighbors kentucky says his state's insurance exchange ask working just fine and had this advice for the naysayer. >> take a deep breath. this is a process. everyone wants a date to declare victory or defeat or success or failure and that's what this is all about. >> to driv
the white house and slamming obama care. >> symptomic of a liberal ideology. >> both sides are playing referendum across the country and planning presidential and congressional campaigns for the next three years. virginia's going to vote in the next seven days. >> thank you. republican candidate ken cuccinelli will be here. our guest will sit in with the panel and talk policy and ask him where the race stands and take questions from you. what will you ask the candidate? we use a question or two from you tonight. let me know on twitter. you can follow me at bret baier. up next, president obama apparently not in the loop as we mentioned. it's another big policy mess. we explain the nsa deal, but first here's what some of our fox affiliates across the country are covering tonight. fox 5 in san diego with a routine traffic stop that turned out to be not so routine. cops found 5,000 pounds of marijuana in a teenager's vehicle. waga in atlanta has an 8-year-old with a rare blood disorder crowned queen for a day. and this is a live look in austin, texas, from our affiliate ktvb. the big story
obama did not learn until recently of the nsa surveillance of other world leaders including allies, confirming a report that first appeared in this morning's "wall street journal," citing u.s. officials that the white house did not know until an internal review over the summer after which it ended some of those programs. the senior administration official tells me the program that monitored the phone of german chancellor angela merkel did not end until quite recently. the white house today sidestepped any comment on that report while vaguely promising more accountability. >> we recognize that there need to be additional constraints on how we gather and use intelligence, but the president has directed us to review our surveillance capabilities. the entire review that is being led by the white house will be completed by the end of the year. >> the official tells me that the president would not normally know about operational details conducted in surveillance but some analysts and critics now wonder if president obama really was in the dark about these nsa tappings of other leaders. c
works by ignoring a harmful story so people are protected. who does that benefit? the white house of course. the result, obama care is here, as is the ideological engine that powers it. taking the rest of us with it. it is the bus that so many get thrown under. including four americans who died on september 11th. to the media scum who mock such concern, americans who lose their health insurance or their lives are simply speed bumps on the road to the greater good. at a car wreck, a cop would tell gawkers, there's nothing to see here, move on. that's now the official white house motto. >> wow. i like that. >> thank you, kimberly. >> what are you doing later? >> very little, busy. >> very little mentioned in "the 60 minutes," president obama, very little mentioned of hillary clinton. almost like they're saying this is a horrible thing that happened. >> it's like they've been sprayed with pam and nothing sticks to them and they just slide right off, like an invisible shield of protection. nothing is directly attributed to them. i'm glad "60 minutes" did this story. i didn't learn any
is historically important for president obama. his administration today appeared to accept responsibility for a mistake. white house press secretary jay carney today admitted obamacare will cause some americans to lose their current health care insurance. much more to come. i am lou dobbs. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. the obama administration finally admitting that the president was wrong to claim that americans could keep their health care insurance if they so as to define obamacare. there admission comes as the white house is faced with
into the white house, he turned to john podesta. equal parts thinker and doer, fighter and facilitator. brilliant, yet always modest and level headed. and when president obama needed a respected leader to oversee his transition, he, again, turned to john podesta. and when i need advice, either on grand strategy or day-to-day tactics, i turn to john as well. he is our indispensable man and someone who has carried a cap on his shoulders for so long. and i am deeply grateful to him and i know the voice of dodd, which is appropriate, introduced him, but i think we should also show our appreciation again to john podesta. we may have different backgrounds but we share a set of values that animates our work and our lives. the value of justice, freedom, opportunity, and equality that everyone the world over deserves to have in their lives and their societies to deserve to have the chance to live up to their god-given potential to participate fully in the economic political, social lives of the places where they were born and lived. so when you look at these values and how much the united states had to do
the summer after an internal review at the white house. what did president obama know about that program and one targeting germany's angela merkel. cnn angela townssend here. fran, lots to talk about. we say another day another intelligence leak is out there. does this surprise you the combination, we are seeing more and more reports of under surveillance of 35 world leaders, also the president was not briefed on it, at least we have learned. >> you know, every year there is a process by which intelligence priority, collection priorities get set. that's reviewed all the way up to the white house. so whether it's political leadership, terrorism, counterproliferation. those priorities are well known. specific targets, however, angela merkel's cell phone are not the sort of thing to discuss with the president of the united states. on the other hand, what he gets each morning is finished intelligence, that is a narrative that's written for him. it doesn't tell him specifically where the collection came from. some of it is sort of self-evident. >> on the flipside, would it be not an intellige
's trying to adapt himself to it. he agrees with some of the things they say about obama care and current administration. his daughter is obviously running for senate in wyoming. >> ezra. >> in terms of the party cheney wielded inside the bush white house, one way the book is portrayed is george w. bush was in charge. the impression i've taken from it so far was actually that cheney was very, very good at being publicly subservient, sub missive but he was an incredibly good staffer. he understood how power worked in the white house, key roles. he played an incredibly crucial role staffing the white house. he did an effective job setting up choice architecture. george w. bush made decisions cheney presented to him. what happened is that architecture got out of his control. before that he was powerful. not in the sense he was a puppet master but he set up decisions that it only made sense for george w. bush to go in the way cheney would have wanted him to go. is that an incorrect interpretation of it? >> that's a fair point. president bush gave him this role. he said to vice president chene
the obama administration to act fast and push the enrollment for obamacare back. >> reporter: with the white house working on website repairs, members of both parties are talking about delays in implementing parts of the affordable health care act. a supporter of the law is leading an effort to allow the march 31st enrollment for the deadline to slide. >> the roll out has been a disaster. i'm proposing we extend when people can enroll. >> reporter: extending the enrollment period would give consumers valuable time to choose a plan that's best for them. republicans have similar ideas. >> it's harder and harder for them to justify why they wouldn't delay the individual mandate as well. i think you'll see them responding to the failure of this policy. >> reporter: today as the first family headed for sunday services, the president declined to comment. >> come on, guys, we're going to church. >> reporter: his administration is moving ahead. they believe if they can get the website working by the end of november, calls to delay will die down. there are even more problems over the weekend for the
minutes. >>> the redskins weren't the only team to take hits. the white house. >> the website went offline for several hours and questions about the international phone line tapping continues. >> reporter: more obamacare website embarrassment. the obama administration is coping with a comedy offer throors is making the work of snl comedians too easy. >> how it's been crashing, breaking. >> have you tried restarting your computer? >> reporter: the emergency for, the system is down at the moment, actually several crashed moments due a technical mal mufntle after hours passed, the white house said -- >> glad to see that the website is up and running. we're continuing to work. >> reporter: the administration grappling with fresh revelations from the nsa spying scandal. a spanish newspaper reports they collected data on 60 million phone calls in spain in a 33-day -- 30-day period. >> we're conduct a review. we're mindful that some of the disclosures have caused tension in our relationships. those relationships are vital to help keep americans safe. >> reporter: meanwhile, the wa
. >> the white house denies reports that president obama knew about the n.s.a. spying on german chancellor and other leaders. this as european lawmakers head to washington to discuss the growing spy scandal. >> i was like are we going to lose our lives? >> the youngest victims of hurricane sandy. a look at the youngest victims who survived the super storm. >> relics dating back 200 years found underground in new york city. >> good morning, welcome to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. a group of european lawmakers arriving today in washington want answers about american spying. recent reports say the u.s. has been tapping the phones of several european leaders. many of them are long time friends. that information is based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractors edward snowden. the white house denies reports that the president new anything about the eaves dropping on angela merkel. >> leaders will meet with senior u.s. government and intelligence officials over allegations of widespread spying by the n.s.a. against e.u. citizens and leaders. new allegations surfaced that president obama ap
to the nightmare that is obama care and they are beginning to place responsibility directly on the president on the white house. and the white house may have much more, much worse to deal with. i'm lou dobbs. >>> good evening, everybody. obama care is failing. and that failure goes well beyond the disastrous website health the president's usual allies in congress and in the national liberal media are beginning
calls since 2002, even longer than earlier reported, and president obama was told about this three years ago. this afternoon, the white house said the president was never told. on the streets of germany, outrage directed at the u.s., the chancellor herself feeling violated by these daily revelations that the u.s. has been snooping on one of its closest allies. completely unacceptable she said. germany is now the 5th u.s. ally to summon its ambassador to launch a formal protest. in france outrage over the u.s. intercept of 70 million e-mails and the bugging of their washington embassy. in brazil, their washington embassy bugged, state oil company hacked by u.s. spies. mexico the hacking of the president's e-mails. spain, too, calling in the u.s. ambassador. >> are they doing it for industrial reasons? that's the suspicion in europe that this is not really about counterterrorism. it's about industrial espionage. >> reporter: since the end of world war ii the u.s. had a no-spying agreement with the u.k., canada, australia, and new zealand. the germans are planning to send a delegation to wa
to be testifying in detail about this program on capitol hill tomorrow. the white house, though, so far has begged ignorance. but what exactly is the president's role? here's what we know. now hear me out here. a u.s. official tells cnn tonight that president obama was briefed on u.s. spying program, including the one that targeted world leaders when he took over the white house from president george w. bush. they say he also would have been told which countries were being targeted in those brifings, but then senior official still insists to cnn that president obama didn't learn until recently. so which of these sources are telling the truth? jim sciutto is out front. >> reporter: administration officials tell cnn the spying of loaders of close allies such as german chancellor angela mergle took place bout president obama's knowledge. a senior official says it's not reasonable to expect that the president would have been involved in or necessarily briefed on decisions about individual intelligence targets. in an interview at the fusion cable network president obama says his administration is revie
circumstances. >> you met at the white house with senior aides going through this obama carroe rollout. as an insurance executive, you signed up basically for a deal here, which is to say, okay, we'll cover people who have preexisting conditions. we'll do that if you can deliver us some more business. give us younger, healthier people who probably aren't going to need our insurance, and that's how we'll make money and balance out the fact we're going to pay more out, covering people with preexisting conditions. that was the deal. is this model going to work based on the rollout you're seeing? >> well, there is no denying that the rollout has had bumps. and we actually expected there would be bumps in the beginning of the process. the good thing about the meeting we had at the white house is it was very positive, it was candid, we laid issues on the table, we had a good exchange with the folks at the white house and we had a commitment, particular commitment around a piece called direct enrollment. that direct enrollment allows us, the insurance industry, to help the administration get
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